Indie Game Spotlight : Pixel Piracy

ARRR mateys! Welcome to another SwagBuckling Indie Game Spotlight! Today’s game, you ask? Pixel Piracy!!! Pixel Piracy is a side-scrolling 2d, real time strategy/sandbox/simulation game created by indie developer Vitali Kirpu and More »

Masters of the World : Geopolitical Simulator 3 Review

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Indie Game Spotlight : Bardbarian

  Barbarians are well  known for their ruthlessness and strength in battle, but did you know they were also known for their ability to shred? In Bardbarian, you’re charged with protecting a More »

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Indie Game Spotlight : Pixel Piracy

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ARRR mateys! Welcome to another SwagBuckling Indie Game Spotlight! Today’s game, you ask? Pixel Piracy!!!

Pixel Piracy is a side-scrolling 2d, real time strategy/sandbox/simulation game created by indie developer Vitali Kirpu and produced by Alexander Poysky. In the game, the player leads the life of a pirate captain. Recruit a crew, outfit and customize your ship and set sail on the open seas.

Pixel Piracy involves building your own ship, fighting other ships and exploring islands in an expansive world. A game that increases in difficulty as you continue to explore it and scratch the surface of it. The game itself seems very simplistic at its roots is rather deep and engaging and you can’t just coast along doing minimal work. Early in the game, you may find yourself not having as much of a fun time but as you explore and build up your ship and its crew you will gain a larger interest in the game and your time will start getting eaten away.

Check out our good old scallywag, pirate friend Farrington Empire, travel through the sea on his quest for gold, and see what he thinks of the game below. Because if you don’t, then you must walk the plank!

If you wish to take on the quest of being a Pirate, grab the game now on steam : http://store.steampowered.com/app/264140/

Masters of the World : Geopolitical Simulator 3 Review

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When I got an email saying Masters of the World 3 was getting a 2014 DLC, I quickly jumped on the opportunity to get a hold of the devs to get a review copy. I’ve always wanted to review a world simulator on the website, and this game seemed like the perfect one for the job.

Masters Of The World 3 sets out as an accurate portrayal of the world we live in today and gives you the opportunity to take control of a country and shape it’s political destiny. Every aspect of policy is at your control and you’ll need to make decisions based on a wide range of areas, such as economic, social, military, domestic, foreign, ecological, and so on.

The game tries to give you a helping hand when starting out by including a tutorial that sets you a few tasks, such as passing a law and stopping a nationwide strike . As is real life politics, Masters Of The World is mixture of a delicate balancing act . You’ll be inundated by requests and demands from your government and advisers, all of which demanding that you succumb to their requests. For example the Health Service needs more funding, but where do you take the money from? Cut research projects and stifle innovation? How about pulling troops from Afghanistan, saving money but leaving the country dangerously unstable and ripe for the pickings of a terrorist group. What about raising taxes? May work, but don’t expect to be around come the time of your next election.

Indie Game Spotlight : Bardbarian

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Barbarians are well  known for their ruthlessness and strength in battle, but did you know they were also known for their ability to shred? In Bardbarian, you’re charged with protecting a village rather than destroying one. But you don’t beat them with traditional barbarian weapons, oh no, you use the power of music to save them!

As you probably guessed from the title, you play as Brad the Mighty Barbarian. The premise of Bardbarian is fairly simple, and therein lies the fun. All of the action takes place in the village and your main goal is to protect its crystal. Waves of enemies will stream in from the forest to the right, so it’s your job to round up townspeople to defend their homes. Brad can call upon archers, healers, brawlers, dwarves, storm knights and other kinds of units to help him out along the way. These guys can provide ranged damage, melee/projectile damage and healing for the party.

When a game like this has so many options for upgrades and customization, a rocking soundtrack, fun character designs and addictive gameplay, the difficulty just makes it so that victory is that much more rewarding.